Monday 26 September 2016

Aloha & Have a Beautiful Birthday

I think if the Muse Challenge handed out awards for last minute I would win hands
down  in most instances. Again had an idea but got distracted, sidelined
and finally made it. No its not this card, this card was a spur of the
moment idea and it all fell into place so well I thought I would post it at the same time.

This beautiful bright card is to celebrate Spring which is here, most days and already
hinting at a hot Summer. Thats when its not pouring with rain.

Anyway back to this little beauty, isn't she the sweetest looking little girl. Click on
her to enlarge the image and see the sweet little smile she has. From a distance she
looks more serious but up close the smile is there. She is coloured with
Copics and finished off with a wee bit of 'Wink of Stella' Forgot to say she is
another of mt collection of Mo's Digital Pencil and this is the first time I have coloured her up.

I just realised I forgot to trim out the blue sky between her legs, will have to fix that.
I have fussy cut her, added this wonderful shiny textured floral patterned paper
to the base of the card. Then added the girl on dimensional foam for a bit of lift
then finished by stamping 'Aloha' sentiment, die cutting a speech bubble that
Then reduced in size slightly.

My next card was inspired by
Jenni Murray
Beautiful isn't it. I love it. I was inspired to try a layered stamp. The blue panel in-between the stamped image and the card base and the small sentiment.

So I started on my idea.
I have a few layer stamps, this one is one of the Atlenew Stamp sets. 
 I have not had much luck with it but was happier today, till I did the leaves. 
Then it was ruined. The leaves looked so wrong.
This was already my 4th try as I didnt like the colours of others.

I decided to fussy cut the flower, added a pale blue vellum, re-stamped the
 leaves hen fussy cut them.

I cute vellum so it was half an inch longer than the card front, used my
emboss tool to put a fold at that 1/2" then attached with double sided tape
over the back of the card. Stamped the sentiment with Stazon black ink
to make sure it stayed on and dried then added the flower and leaves
with dimension foam tape.
The flower has a very nice coating of Wink of Stella but doesn't show up
here. I did take a close up but it changed the colour of the flower so haven't uploaded.

I did this flower only using 2 inks and double stamped each colour for the different layers.


Blue flower card

Blue flower Card

My Aloha card - Copics all the way

The Blue flower card meets the Topping

Couldn't find a button for this challenge.

Aloha girl.

Thank you so much for coming to visit and I hope you come again soon.


Jenni's Jems said...

Well it was well worth the wait Aileentge vellum is just the right background for your beautiful popped up flower .. and yes mine took many goes too :) but thank you so much for joining us over at Muse this week !x

Jenni's Jems said...

Well it was well worth the wait Aileentge vellum is just the right background for your beautiful popped up flower .. and yes mine took many goes too :) but thank you so much for joining us over at Muse this week !x

Jeanne said...

Both cards are lovely. I think that girl is so sweet and looks beautiful against that beautiful flowered background. I think the second card is pretty, too. I understand how frustrating colors can be at times. The leaves look nice to me. :)

lostinpaper said...

Both your cards are fabulous Aileen, your little girl is coloured to perfection, her cheeks look like she has seen just a little sun and who can't resist vellum and a flower.... swoon!

Ardyth said...

Love the softness the vellum adds to your design! So glad you joined us at Muse this week, Aileen!

Viv said...

Wow so many lovely cards here Aileen,just adore them all. Love your new blog header too ;) Viv xx

Gina said...

That Aloha card is just wonder it is a favourite :D Haven't tried layered stamping yet but think you did a wonderful job. Thank you for sharing at Crafting When We Can :D XXX

cm said...

Two beautiful cards, Aileen! Your 'start' of summer coincides with our start of fall. The leaves are so pretty, but the cool air and crisp winds have me shivering already! I could use a 'summer' vacation right now. Your Altenew bloom: stunning!!

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Aileen! Your darling little Hawaiian girl is beautifully colored with such luscious tropical colors! Wonderful vellum floral design, too! Lovely cards! Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge "Anything Craft Goes". I hope you have enjoyed playing along as much as we have enjoyed seeing your talent. Please check back to see if you are a winner!
crafty hugs,
P.S. I'd love for you to visit my personal blog if you have a chance. Thanks!
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Nancy said...

I had to laugh at your least you make your deadlines..I tend to miss them! Love both of your cards! The first one is so bright and fun and your second one is soft and beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday, I love having you in our gallery!